Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: October 16

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The Uses of Sorrow

(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)

Someone I loved once gave me

a box full of darkness


It took me years to understand

that this, too, was a gift.

–Mary Oliver

October 15
One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. ...
October 14
If you want to cure the world, don't emanate fear - emanate love. Ram Dass
October 13
“Believe me there is nothing like being faithful to God and preserving in good, once we have undertaken to do so. ‘Because you have been faithful ...
October 12
Every time you pick up a piece of trash along the way, say to yourself, "Holy, Holy, Holy is the house of the Lord." Edward Hays
October 11
Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow." The Talmud
October 10
Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love, in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will ...
October 9
There are seven billion story-filled people in the world: all of us talkers, all of us listeners.   We live in a breadth of conditions almost unimaginable to ...
October 7
Absolutely Clear Don't surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut deep.   Let it ferment and season you As few human Or even divine ingredients can.   Something missing in my heart tonight Has ...
October 5
"Sit quietly and contemplate," said the Lama. "Get to know your anger, your fear, all your emotions.  Dissect them and speak with them.  Accept yourself and ...
October 3
“What is the vitality and necessity of clean water? Ask the man who is ill, who is lifting his lips to the cup. Ask the faucet.”   - Mary ...
October 2
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. Charles Morgan
October 1
Look deeply into your life. Search out the hidden things within your circumstances. The beauty is there. Comfort and forgiveness are available. Hope is always waiting for you to find.   from William Martin ...